Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

Counterfeit phones: Samsung wants action

Samsung Uganda has called for an immediate multi-stakeholder intervention to deal with the proliferation of counterfeit mobile handsets in the market.

By Jude Bukenya

Walter Wafula
Samsung targets infrastructure deals in Africa

After impressing African consumers with stylish mobile phones, tablet computers, and flat screen TV sets, Samsung, a global consumer electronics company has set its eyes on lucrative IT infrastructure deals with governments in Africa - in its quest for more growth on the continent.

By Walter Wafula

MTN files complaint against a chief magistrate
MTN files complaint against a chief magistrate

MTN Uganda has lodged a formal complaint with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in Uganda against the chief magistrate of the Buganda Road Magistrates Court, Sylvia Nabagala. The Uganda telecommunications provider expressed grave concern about the magistrate's professional misconduct, evident in her contradictory rulings and disregard of due process.

Walter Wafula
Pay TV subscribers get rewarded

Pay TV customers in Uganda have received rewards from their services providers ahead of the December festive season.

By Walter Wafula

MTN Uganda relaunches MTN Zone
MTN Uganda relaunches MTN Zone

MTN Uganda has relaunched its MTN Zone with discounts of up to 99% and a minimum guaranteed discount of 5% on MTN calls.

Uganda celebrates African ICT week

Uganda has pledged its support for the ongoing African Information and Communications Technology Week, which it believes will help transform the continent into a knowledge-based economy.

By Jude Bukenya

Alcatel-Lucent, Smile partner to expand availability of 4G services

Alcatel-Lucent is set to enable the African wireless service provider Smile to introduce 4G mobile broadband services to several more sites in Tanzania, and Uganda, extending the agreement signed earlier this year between the companies for the provision of lightning-fast LTE services in Tanzania.

Fundamo reports mobile financial services growth
Fundamo reports mobile financial services growth

Fundamo, a Visa Inc. company and a global specialist mobile financial service provider, have reported accelerated growth of mobile financial services in Africa. In 2012, Fundamo has launched three new services - FirstMonie with First Bank Nigeria and Celpay with Celpay International in Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Walter Wafula
Forum lines up top business minds in Uganda

Isabel Aguilera, one of the world's most influential women according to Forbes magazine, is set to give a keynote speech at this year's Monitor Thought Leaders' Forum in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula

Walter Wafula
NTV tops social media use in Uganda

Nation Television (NTV) is the savviest user of global social media networks in Uganda according to Top Corporate Brand on Social Media 2012, an online survey by HiPio.com, a social entertainment website in the country.

By Walter Wafula

All set for 2012 PRAU Excellence Awards
All set for 2012 PRAU Excellence Awards

Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, is set to take place on 23 November 2012. This years event will coincide with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which will take place in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula

MTN Uganda launches Data and Switching Centre, and MTN Business Unit
MTN Uganda launches Data and Switching Centre, and MTN Business Unit

MTN Uganda, on Wednesday, 31 October 2012, launched a Data and Switching Centre in Mutundwe, just outside Kampala city centre, as well as a new MTN Business Unit. This launch goes hand-in-hand with that of the new MTN Business Unit which will be a provider of converged communications solutions.

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